KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Stephen D. Caraway
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian
Office: (504) 712-2252
Kenner woman arrested and charged with the crime of second
- On Friday, January 10, 2014, Lana Marie Cristina, 20, who
provided the home address of 2136 Kansas Avenue, Kenner, was arrested by
the Kenner Police Department and charged with the crime of second degree
October 27, 2013, the Kenner Police Department responded to Cristina’s
home, in reference to a female appearing to be passed out and
unresponsive. Upon officers
arrival they discovered the body of Amber Hollis, 23, of Kenner inside
the home. Hollis was
pronounced dead on scene.
autopsy conducted by the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office later
revealed that Hollis’ death was the result of “Acute Heroin Toxicity.”
obtaining the autopsy report this month (January 2014) Cristina who
initially denied knowing where Hollis obtained the heroin admitted to
Detective George Hoffmann, that she facilitated a drug sale and
distributed Heroin to Hollis prior to her death.
was charged based on the Louisiana Criminal Statute 14:30.1A (3) which
reads “A. Second degree murder is the killing of a human being: (3) When
the offender unlawfully distributes or dispenses a controlled dangerous
substance listed in Schedules I through V of the Uniformed Controlled
Dangerous Substance law*, or any combination thereof, which is the
direct cause of the death of the recipient who ingested or consumed the
controlled dangerous substance.”
was transferred to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, where
Cristina’s bond was set at $500,000.
At the time of this press release, Cristina remains in custody.
Steve Caraway encourages anyone with information concerning this
incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or
Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Kenner Police Department website:
George Hoffmann, Jr., is in charge of the investigation.